Fundación PETISOS exists to prevent the abuse of children's rights. By working with children and adolescents in vulnerable situations, we seek to reclaim and restore their violated rights. We use a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon a diverse network of resources and support to achieve these goals.
PETISOS began its work in 2002 with the primary objective of preventing and eradicating child labor through a variety of direct interventions with child laborers, their families and the community. Working with a team of professional psychologists, we use a community-based approach to provide activities, programs and training organized around the following types of intervention: school and life Skills, educational and free-time activities, family and community involvement, and campaigns.
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PETISOS reaches out to nearly 800 families with 15 small projects such as a nursery, primary and secondary schools, and health and family support services for children and their families. PETISOS currently works with 2 community centers, 10 schools, 4 psychologists, and has reintegrated more than 500 children into school.
Focus: Education, Child labor
- Executive Director: Elena Durón
- Champions: Sharmon Hilfinger & Luis Trabb-Pardo